Trainee Private Sector Housing Officer

Job Summary
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Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Closed for applications on 18/06/2023 23:59
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Closing date:
18 Jun
Further Information
As part of the Council’s Annual Apprenticeship Program, we have an amazing opportunity to gain work experience as a Private Sector Housing Officer whilst studying towards a Regulatory Compliance Level 4 apprenticeship qualification. We take pride in being a great place to work, where staff are valued, trusted and supported to make a positive contribution. We are looking for someone who wants to make a difference, to serve the people of our borough, and who is committed to their own development.

As a Trainee Private Sector Housing Officer you will gain valuable work experience to support our residents to live in a safe and healthy environment. The Private Sector Housing team regulates the private rented sector in the borough and are committed to protecting residents within our area. We take a twin track approach to working positively with those landlords who take their responsibilities seriously, whilst taking the strongest possible action against those who neglect their responsibilities.
Working alongside experienced colleagues you will investigate reports of sub-standard housing conditions and poor management practices inspecting residential dwellings in accordance with the relevant legislation and undertaking a range of duties in relation to but not limited to, privately rented properties that require intervention, securing improvements through negotiation or enforcement as well as liaising with property owners/managers and regulators to resolve any issues of non-compliance.

As this is an apprenticeship opportunity, you will be provided with all the training and support you need to be a success. We are looking for someone with the following qualifications, personal attributes, skills and behaviours:
• A Level 3 qualification (A-levels or BTec - Expected or Obtained) or the equivalent level of work experience.
• Minimum 5 GCSEs Grade C/4 or above or equivalent Level 2 qualifications (must include English & Maths)
• A genuine interest in/knowledge of housing, environmental health, surveying or building/construction
• Communication skills - listening, spoken and written
• Team player who is not afraid to try something new
• Commitment to own personal and professional development
• Be articulate and able to converse confidently in a pleasant and professional manner
Please outline in your personal statement in your online application how you meet this criteria. If you are looking for a career where you can make a real difference to others, we welcome an application from you.

ABOUT OUR OFFER: We offer a competitive apprenticeship salary, paid time to attend training, generous annual leave, local government pension and access to a number of other benefits like discounts at high street and online retailers, and health & wellbeing support including access to mental wellbeing support and physiotherapy services. We are committed to supporting you throughout your apprenticeship with a dedicated mentor, and additional training & development opportunities. There is also the potential for you to secure long term employment with the Council upon completion of your qualification, and the ability to also apply for internal vacancies restricted to employees throughout your apprenticeship.

And that’s not all – We also offer a degree of flexible working with the opportunity of working from home in line with the Council’s Flexible Working Policy, following completion of a 6-month probationary period.

If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Gary Knight our Private Sector Housing Team Manager by email: gary.knight@stockton.gov.uk or call 01642 526621

TO APPLY: Please click on the “APPLY NOW” button on the right-hand side of the North East Jobs page to complete your application. You will need to create an account with North East Jobs if you do not already have one.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’. All communication will also appear in the ‘My Messages’ section of your North East Jobs account.
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This job is closed for applications.